Average Household Costs Rose $433 Per Month In Past Year

A satirical protest sticker critical of American President Joe Biden, with text reading I Did That, has been placed on a gasoline pump in Lafayette, California, likely to imply responsibility for high gasoline prices, December 29, 2021. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • American households are spending an average of $433 per month more than they paid a year ago for goods and services.
  • That figure actually is down slightly, from $445 per month in September.
  • Consumer prices jumped 7.7 percent in October, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That figure peaked at 9.1 percent in June.

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